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Originally Posted by Xeio View Post

Worse, it doesn't provide them privacy or anonymity either. As soon as someone logs into Facebook (or has a facebook cookie already) their session is immediately de-anonymized.

Also, I can already imagine the people complaining that their internet is so slow using this, because it's going to try to tunnel YouTube and Netflix over tor... which is already overloaded for just normal web browsing.

Internet providers should back up this project, so they can upsell more ppl to ugrade plan biggrin.gif
 
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http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/14/anonabox-router-anonymous-kicktstarter-privacy-internet-activity#comments
anything that help protect privacy im all for.
but whats the difference between using this box and simply using tor?

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Kickstarter backers remind me of the guy from South Park who contributed to the boys' Redskins company. It's some teenager with acne and a bookbag being interviewed. "I don't know, they don't do anything, it's pretty sweet I don't know." Young people are the only people to willingly give money to other people based on a good idea they had. You don't see older people backing Kickstarters.
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as of now the fundrasising has been suspended according to the kickstarter page
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as of now the fundrasising has been suspended according to the kickstarter page

Reddit has been all over it since it came out.

A couple good posts as to why;

https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/2j9caq/anonabox_tor_router_box_is_false_representation/
https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/2je9ms/anonabox_scam_why_i_dont_trust_them/

The Email sent by KickStarter;
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"Hello,
This is a message from Kickstarter’s Trust & Safety team. We’re writing to notify you that the anonabox : a Tor hardware router (Suspended) project has been suspended, and your $xx.xx USD pledge has been canceled. A review of the project uncovered evidence that it broke Kickstarter's rules. We may suspend projects when they demonstrate one or more of the following:
Offering purchased items and claiming to have made them yourself
Presenting someone else’s work as your own
Misrepresenting or failing to disclose relevant facts about the project or its creator
Accordingly, all funding has been stopped and backers will not be charged for their pledges. No further action is required on your part.
We take the integrity of the Kickstarter system very seriously. We only suspend projects when we find strong evidence that they are misrepresenting themselves or otherwise violating the letter or spirit of Kickstarter's rules. As a policy, we do not offer comment on project suspensions beyond what is stated in this message.
Regards, Kickstarter Trust & Safety"
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Reddit has been all over it since it came out.

A couple good posts as to why;

https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/2j9caq/anonabox_tor_router_box_is_false_representation/
https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/2je9ms/anonabox_scam_why_i_dont_trust_them/

The Email sent by KickStarter;

also as of now it seems chrome has no history drop down, i are sadface. firefox is so broken since version 32.

anyways enough with the OT, i was calling bullcrap on this from the start, it smelt like a cow dropped a router for a turd
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post #26 of 29
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Kickstarter backers remind me of the guy from South Park who contributed to the boys' Redskins company. It's some teenager with acne and a bookbag being interviewed. "I don't know, they don't do anything, it's pretty sweet I don't know." Young people are the only people to willingly give money to other people based on a good idea they had. You don't see older people backing Kickstarters.

Older people back Kickstarter projects all the time. They just tend to support the solid ones, where the people already run a machine shop and are just looking to kickstarter to get the up front tooling expenses, and to be sure there's interest for the product.
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Blocked by who and where? Don't you think if I'm blocking some websites I would most certainly apply application filter for ToR and proxy services?
Yea, of course there are some extremely dumb IT departments, but still.
There are countries like Turkey or Russia that block sites based on religious or political reasons. But with tor you can access them.
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post #28 of 29
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Another thing on scamstarter.

Wait'n see shall we.

That is not really fair. Kickstarter has brought us some great things.
Personal example is the game i am playing, Divinity Original Sin. One of better games i played in recent times.
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That is not really fair. Kickstarter has brought us some great things.
Personal example is the game i am playing, Divinity Original Sin. One of better games i played in recent times.

Indeed Indeed. I just find that this kind of thing doesn't show a good representation of what Kickstarter allow people to do.
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